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Company: City of Burbank, CA
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Salary : $85,232.68 - $117,494.00 Annually

Location : Burbank, CA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 240287B1

Department: Burbank Water & Power

Opening Date: 02/05/2024



Open to all qualified candidates.

Tentative examination dates for this recruitment:
Week of 3/15/24 - Blind application and supplemental scoring
Week of 4/10/24 - Oral interview

Dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Candidates who pass each phase of the recruitment process will be notified of the official examination dates.

Under supervision, to perform entry level professional electrical engineering work in an electric utility; and perform related work as required.

Essential Functions

Makes detail design and construction drawings for rebuilding or adding to electrical generation, transmission or distribution facilities; prepares specifications and detailed materials lists for rebuilding or adding to electrical power system facilities; initiates authorization and agreements for joint use of electrical distribution poles and related equipment; performs field work such as inspection of the condition and location of power poles, primary and secondary lines, transformer and other types of electrical equipment, inspection of electric line extension and replacement work, and checks field conditions and the progress of electrical construction; investigates transformer loads of industrial, commercial and residential areas and determines overloaded transformers; investigates complaints concerning low lines, lines crossing private property, and related problems; performs elementary system load flow, stability, and short circuit studies; prepares calculations for transmission and distribution system relay settings and voltage regulation problems; performs studies of alternative approaches to additions to electric power system; prepares data for reports to governmental and industrial agencies; maintains records and charts of system load growth; prepares calculations and charts relating to utility rate studies and graphs for analysis of operations, load, flow, and loss studies; performs drafting work; prepares and maintains accurate reports and records, both manually and electronically; drives on City business.

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Standards:

Knowledge of principles of electricity, physics and mathematics; electrical drafting methods and equipment; elementary characteristics of transformers and transmission lines.

Skill in drafting and engineering related drawing; operating modern computers and related software.

Ability to anticipate overloaded conditions; use mathematical tables, understand technical graphs, charts, legal property descriptions, engineering records and maps; draft and prepare maps and graphs; read wiring diagrams; follow directions and prepare accurate reports; utilize computers in the performance of complex calculations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Education/Training: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Note: A Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or science field other than electrical engineering, but with upper class course work in electrical engineering, may be qualifying. College seniors are eligible to apply, however, appointment cannot be made until proof of graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering is submitted. Registration as an Electrical Engineer in the State of California may be substituted for the education requirement.

License & Certificates: A valid California Class "C" driver's license or equivalent at time of appointment.

Supplemental Information

Desirable Qualifications: Proficiency in AutoCAD and certification as an engineer-in-training in the State of California.

This job title is represented by the Burbank City Employees' Association (BCEA)

The City of Burbank offers excellent employee benefits, please click on the following link for additional information regarding employee benefits: https://www.burbankca.gov/web/management-services/employee-benefits

Additionally, there are Benefit Summary Sheets for each represented and unrepresented employee group that provide a more detailed summary of benefits. There are also some Benefit Summary Sheets for specific job titles. To access the Benefit Summary Sheets, please click here: https://www.burbankca.gov/web/management-services/benefits-summary-sheets

Please note, employee benefits vary based on employment status - full-time or part-time; regular or temporary, and many benefits are not applicable to temporary employees.


You must answer the following question in order to be considered for the position. The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to give you an opportunity to provide additional information regarding your specific qualifications for the position of Electrical Engineering Associate I. This Supplemental Questionnaire is considered part of your application process and will be evaluated along with your application on a competitive basis to determine which applicants will proceed to the next step in the selection process.INSTRUCTIONSAnswer should be complete, specific, and precise. Incomplete, illegible, vague, or excessively long responses to any question may disqualify you from being considered further for the position. Please be specific in answering the Supplemental Questions, as they will be used to evaluate which applicants will be given further consideration in the process. DO NOT answer, "see resume" or "see application" as these are not valid answers. Click "Yes" to reflect that you have read and understand this statement.

  • Yes
  • No


    Please attach your cover letter and resume to this application. Once done, respond yes.
    • Yes
    • No


      OVERALL EDUCATION/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Please describe your education, licenses, and applicable certifications.Date(s): University(s) Attended: Overall Grade Point Average: Licenses and Certifications:


      ENGINEERING/DRAFTING SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE : Please describe your education, licenses, and applicable certifications.Date(s): Engineering Software Experience: Drafting Software Experience:


      WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS: This work will require good written communication skills. Please describe your education and experience in this area.Date(s): Applicable Courses and Grades Received: Applicable Experience:


      VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: This work will require verbal communication skills. Please describe your education and experience in this area.Date(s): Applicable Courses and Grades Received: Applicable Experience:


      ELECTRICAL AND POWER ENGINEERING: This work will require knowledge of power engineering principles. Please describe your education and experience in this area.Date(s): Applicable Courses and Grades Received: Applicable Experience:


      PROJECT AND WORK EXPERIENCE: Please describe your prior work experience.Date(s): Applicable Experience:


      Have you graduated from and accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering?
      • Yes
      • No


        I understand that all requested information must be furnished on the application itself. Resumes and/or attachments may be included, but CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED for a completed application form. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is not an acceptable response under Duties. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. If I do not provide information on my application under Education, Experience, and/or License and Certificates sections that I meet the minimum qualifications for the position I am applying for, I will be deemed "not qualified" and may not proceed in the recruitment.
        • YES

          Required Question

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